Patrick Sweany, The Problems

Hit Makers Music & E/C Presents:

Patrick Sweany

The Problems

Uncountable Kings

Thu, July 24, 2014

8:00 pm

Czar Bar

Kansas City, MO

$10.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

Patrick Sweany
Patrick Sweany
Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between.

On a given night (or on a given album) he'll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He's a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing 'em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn't his ability to copy - it's his authenticity. Like his heroes, folks like Bobby "Blue" Bland, Eddie Hinton, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

It's no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad's extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants.

In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide - with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style.

It wasn't long before Pat drew the attention of other notables like Jimmy Thackery who was impressed enough to bring Pat on the road, and Roy Book Binder, who, after hearing Patrick's self-released debut CD I Wanna Tell You, arranged his first appearance at Merlefest in 2002. Book Binder also turned his longtime friend Jorma Kaukonen on to Patrick's music, landing Pat a perennial slot at the legendary Fur Peace Ranch alongside guitarists like GE Smith, Marjorie Thompson, Bill Kirchen and Bob Margolin.

But Pat wouldn't stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed Pat to form a band.

After 3 critically acclaimed CDs (the last two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and the UK. He's played premiere festivals all over the U.S., and supported national acts such as The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Sonny Landreth, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn on tour.

His latest record, That Old Southern Drag, hit the streets February 15, 2011. It was recorded to 2" tape in Nasheville, TN (Patrick's new home) and features contributions from Joe McMahan (Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder, Mike Farris), Scott McEwan (Tarbox Ramblers), Tim Marks (Will Kimbrough, Taylor Swift), and Chris West (The Dynamites), among others. Southern Drag expands Patrick's roots music palette without losing his signature Deep Blues sound.
The Problems
The Problems
New York City transplant, moves to Kansas City to continue the rock & roll tradition. Already making a name for himself, Borgia forms The Problems. A band that delivers alternative blues and rock , with all the mass appeal one could ask for without losing all musical integrity.
Uncountable Kings
Uncountable Kings
We are a band from Kansas City, MO. We started the band in the summer 0f 2010 and have been writing and playing shows more than ever. Now enjoying ourselves to the fullest extent: writing, listening and playing music that we like, we hope to continue this band and have everyone share the enjoyment of our music.

Band Interests
Music, Listening to Music, Writing, Recording Music

Artists We Also Like:
Young the Giant, Black Keys, Crash Kings, Cage The Elephant, Free Energy, Led Zeppelin, Phoenix, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs
Venue Information:
Czar Bar
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.czarkc.com/